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Entries Categorized as 'Civil Service'

Firefighter Exam Extended

June 22nd, 2011 · 11 Comments · Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: City Extends CPAT Registration for Firefighter Candidates; Written Exam to be held November 19 Mayor Bill Finch and Fire Chief Brian Rooney and the Civil Service Commission announced today that the City of Bridgeport has extended the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) registration for firefighter recruits to July 29, 2011. Additionally, […]

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Whoa! Finch Lawyers Rolling In Loot–Foster Claims “Pay To Play Back In Business”

May 27th, 2011 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Education

A freedom of information request to the city by Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster reveals a bunch of lawyers financing Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection making small fortunes since the mayor assumed office including Bill Beccaro who controls a political action committee aligned with the mayor. Beccaro has made more than $250K from city taxpayers since the mayor assumed office […]

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Firefighter Recruitment

February 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events

Lieutenant Nick Esposito of the Bridgeport Fire Department Recruitment Team is spreading the word for a written examination for entry-level firefighters. The big push, says Nick, is for candidates to register for the candidate physical ability test (CPAT) by February 25. The Bridgeport law firm Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder is offering $150 scholarships for Bridgeport residents to cover […]

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2010 Top Stories, What Say You?

December 29th, 2010 · 19 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

What’s on your list of top Bridgeport stories? In June, a tornado struck buildings on the East Side and downtown including heavy damage to the Barnum Museum. On July 24 two city firefighters perished in the line of duty. On Oct. 30, President Obama visited the Arena at Harbor Yard to campaign for Democratic candidates. Three […]

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What’s Gaudett’s Future?

December 13th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Law Enforcement

Mayor Bill Finch says he’ll have a decision soon about appointing a permanent police chief. Joe Gaudett has served in the acting role for about two years following Bryan Norwood’s abrupt departure for the top cop spot in Richmond Virginia. The mayor has taken his time appointing a permanent chief in a city that has […]

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Will The Mayor Choose Gaudett?

October 23rd, 2010 · 33 Comments · Civil Service, Law Enforcement

When it comes to choosing a police chief Bridgeport has a rule of three. Mayor Bill Finch will appoint a chief to a five-year term from the three remaining applicants narrowed through the Civil Service testing and interview process. After five years the city’s mayor has the option to appoint the chief for one more five-year […]

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Lucille Bruno’s Political Ride

October 19th, 2010 · 16 Comments · City Politics, Civil Service

This item appeared on Tuesday’s Civil Service Commission meeting agenda: City Clerk PT, Assist. Special Project Mgr. Lucille Bruno 15 hours/week Lucille has spent a good lifetime in public service most notably as Democratic Registrar of Voters chosen by party regulars. She and her family were vocal supporters of State Rep. Chris Caruso for mayor over Bill Finch in […]

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Do Results Match Finch’s Rhetoric

August 23rd, 2010 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Library

“Together we are making Bridgeport the cleanest, greenest, safest most affordable city, with schools and neighborhoods that improve each year” … Mayor Bill Finch Like it or not everything Mayor Bill Finch does within the next year will be measured against the declaration above that he includes on just about every news release, statement, correspondence, […]

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